From Jaclyn Watson Events:  In the midst of winter in Vermont, and with Kirsty Mitchell’s Daughter of Narnia in mind, a storybook design came together. The White Queen bride amongst the snowy birch in her stunning caped Alexandra Grecco gown. The grandiose feasts featured in A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin created this image of an over-the-top feast for a Queen and her King. The warmer temperatures allowed for glimpses of the soft browns and muted golds hiding beneath the white blanket of snow. The unexpected colors played off the tones hidden in our centerpieces, beautifully created by Apotheca Flowers, and the pops of color from the extravagant feast laid out by Let’s Pretend Catering. Our clean and crisp, woodsy cake was a perfect touch to this come to life adventure. Be Our Guest included unique china pieces that embodied the story  while Ferro Jewelers included beautiful vintage estate pieces that matched the era.

 

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The Style Team

Photographer: J. Harper Photography  |  Event Planner & Designer: Jaclyn Watson Events  |  Floral Designer: Apotheca Flower Shoppe  |  Linens: Be Our Guest Linen & Party Equipment Rental  | Caterer: Let’s Pretend Catering  |  Dress Designer: Sarah Seven from Everthine Bridal Boutique  |  Venue: Trapp Family Lodge  |   Cake Designer: Cakes By Ashia  |  Jewelry: Ferro Jewlery  |  Video: todd stoilov Video

 


From the little white chapel at the top of a hill to the horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snow, this Idaho inspiration shoot showcases the magic of a winter wedding in the mountains.

The Wedding Team

Photographer: Cimbalik Photography  | Event Designer: Sprout Design  |  Planner/Stylist: IDoWED |   Dress Store: Margene’s Bridal  |  Transportation: McCall Sleigh Rides  | Hair Stylist: Shawna Hines  |  Video: Silverline Films  |   Cake Designer: Stacey Cakes  |  Linens: Lemon Tree Linens  |  Chairs: Tates Tents & Events  |  Venue: The Arling Center at Tamarack Resort   |  Floral Designer: Wildflower Floral Events

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Crisp winter white. Fuzzy shawls. Warm and cozy candlelight. Pine cones and pine needles. Rustic romance and light, airy snow. Brick walls and intricate beading.  This collection of elements came together to inspire a winter wonderland that makes wishes and dreams come true. A Nordic Winter Styled ShootA Nordic Winter Styled ShootA Nordic Winter Styled Shoot
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Photographer:  Studio J Inc.  //  Event Planner: The Simply Elegant Group  //  Dress Store: Flutter Boutique  //  Makeup Artist: Julie Swenson Beauty  //  Equipment Rentals: Apres Party and Tent Rental  //  Floral Designer: Camrose Hill Flower Studio & Farm   //    Caterer: Lake Elmo Inn Catering  //  Bakery: Mai Little Cakes   //  Lighting: PHOS Events  //  Invitation Designer: Printerette Press  //  Venue: JX Event Venue  //  Video: Narrate Studio

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Ski Resort Snowboarding Proposal aon a Mountaintop

From the photographer, Meredith Jane Photography: It was your typical day at Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort. Freezing cold temperatures, skiers and snowboarders bustling about and the fireplace roaring for those that are trying to gain a second of warmth. We headed up the mountain, cozy in the gondola, and friends laughed and cracked a few beers to get the day going. Even those in the group that weren’t skiing decided to hop on the gondola for a “group photo” at the top. I claimed you only get views like this once in a lifetime and it was necessary to bring my camera along for the ride. We all knew Joelle’s life was about to change, but we all acted as normal as humanly possible. We started with that group photo and then quickly peeled away to those that, Joelle didn’t realize yet, were going to be part of her new family. As they pulled away Alex dropped to one knee and Joelle tried to pull him up. Apparently he’d “tied his shoes” in front of her a few too many times! But when she realized what was in his hand, her face was priceless…The first thing Joelle did after saying “yes” and giving Alex a huge kiss was ask, “Do my parents know?” We all pretended to play dumb as we quickly made our way down the mountain for a champagne toast.. where her parents were waiting. Alex made a toast and we all shared our videos and pictures of the excitement that that just unfolded (millennial generation style). After everything winded down we went on one last run to cap off the day.
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We LOVE it when the guys think ahead and have a photographer standing by to capture the moment they propose.  Hint, hint!

From the photographer, Sean Lara Photography:
A young gentleman by the name of Chris called me at around 4pm on New Years Eve asking me if I could help him with a very important moment in his life. He sounded nervous on the phone and was stumbling his words – I knew it was something big. He was planning on proposing to his girlfriend, Amanda, in Old Town, Fort Collins. He was originally planning on waiting a few more weeks, but his excitement prevented him from holding off any longer, hence the last-minute phone call. He asked if I could discreetly capture him proposing to his girlfriend in Old Town Square. I agreed, and we came up with a plan. The idea was for him to take her around town before dinner, and I would come up to them, pretending to be a reporter doing a photo-story on couples. Around 8pm, I patiently waited downtown to find the couple and execute the plan. Twenty minutes passed after we agreed on meeting, and I was getting nervous that something wasn’t going to plan, but sure enough Chris and Amanda came out from an alleyway, and I approached them with our scheme in tact. I asked Amanda if I could take a couple photos of the two of them, as “the newspaper” was doing a story on couples integrating in the newly re-designed Square. I positioned Chris slightly behind her, as he pulled out the ring from his coat pocket. I then asked if I could grab a more “candid” shot, and told Chris to do something romantic. I took a step back, and let Chris take control. With my fingers half-frozen from the cold Colorado weather, I waited for the big moment and sure enough, he got down on one knee and popped the question. I’m happy to say of course, she said yes, and I’m also happy to say that she had absolutely no idea he was planning to propose, so the genuine reaction made it all the better!

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Standing on top of the world surrounded by nature, proposing on a mountaintop is so romantic!  We especially love it when the proposal is captured by a photographer.

A Mountaintop Wedding Proposal on Mt. Bachelorin, Bend Oregon

From the photographer, Byron Roe: Thomas & Margaret were visiting Bend, Oregon from Chicago and trying their hand at downhill skiing. Little did Margaret know that she was moments away from having an amazing ring on her finger! The weather cleared and they decided to take a leap of faith and go to the summit for the first time (over 9,000 feet) of Mt. Bachelor where Thomas got down on his knee! She said ‘Oh My God’ about fifty times in about 5 minutes and kept her glove off freezing her fingers just so she could see the ring…too cute!

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From the bride, Elaine: We embraced our geeky side and tied the knot on the pi day of the century, March 14, 2015. This unofficial holiday celebrating the mathematical constant pi (3.1415…) will not fall again on a Saturday for another 700 years.

 

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 Deep in Big Cottonwood Canyon, we exchanged vows at a place ironically named “Last Chance”. The unpredictable March mountain weather cooperated for our late afternoon ceremony.  Fred’s close friend and former college mathematics professor officiated the ceremony.

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Cake pops were displayed on a multi-tiered cake stand with a bride and groom cake pop at the top. The remaining cake pops were shaped as mini two-tiered wedding cakes to create the effect of a wedding cake fractal. A cake pop toast at 9:26 PM celebrated a few more significant digits of pi.

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A dazzling ice sculpture from Swanavation Ice Sculptures in the shape of π prominently displayed our name and wedding date. The guests enjoyed amazing food and drink (the groom’s choice of Jalapeno cream ale was a hit), danced the night away, and enjoyed donning props at the live photobooth. Celebrations continued into the night as all enjoyed “Life Elevated”.

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Elaine’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

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On a beautiful Colorado blue sky day, these high school sweet hearts said “I do” at one of our favorite mountain venues, Devil’s Thumb Ranch.  A nature-inspired color palette of greens and creams with pops of navy blue perfectly complemented the snow covered landscape. An intimate ceremony overlooking the Continental Divide followed by a cozy reception inside the beautiful Board Axe Barn was perfectly captured by Brinton Studios.

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THE VENDOR TEAM
Luxe Mountain Venue, Caterer & Lodging: Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa { more info }

Photographer: Brinton Studios  //  Event Planner: Calluna Events  //  Floral Designer: Plum Sage Flowers

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